NJWIT Peer Group Visiting a National Landmark.
April 1, 2015Attending were Cheryl Katzman, Judy Glick, Dale Swisher, Cynthia Crosson, Allyson Powers-Johnson, Lanie Gastman, Gwynne McConkey and Carla Loffredo. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn was constructed in 1796 by Andrew Zabriskie as a home for his son. It was once used as a parsonage and first became a tavern in 1890. The meal was delicious accompanied by lively conversation
and story sharing.
We then proceeded to the Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and house museum located in Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen County where we enjoyed a personal tour conducted by Kevin.
The Hermitage is a fourteen-room Gothic Revival home whose picturesque Gothic design dates to the 1847-48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett built in 1847-48 for Elijah Rosencrantz, Jr.
Members of the Rosencrantz family owned The Hermitage estate from 1807 to 1970. The stone house was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington and was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost.
It was a beautiful day, informative and all enjoyed the time together.